In the second part of our business-model transformation series, we share perspectives and tips from two Ingram Micro experts, Kelly Carter, executive director of Credit and Financial Services, and Greg Richey, director of Professional & Training Services. They discuss how business-model transformation alters today’s business models and how Ingram Micro can help position your business as the data center provider of the future.

Transform your data center business

Get expert business-model transformation tips from Ingram Micro’s Credit and Financial Services and Professional & Training Services.
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 “Shh. Shh. Shh. Shh. Do you hear that? It's the winds of change,” whispers Randall to Mike in Sulley in Monsters, Inc. While you might not be focused on being the top scream producer, you are focused on your bottom line. The winds of change lie in successfully transforming your business from hardware-dependent sales to the recurring-revenue model of managed and consulting services. In the next month, our business-model transformation series will explore ways to help you make this transition and position your business as the data center solution provider of the future.

Are you ready to transform your business?

Follow our business-model transformation series to explore ways you can position your business as the data center solution provider of the future.
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The 2018 data center forecast calls for shifts in the way the cloud is leveraged, with an emphasis on security.

Your 2018 data center outlook: the edge, the cloud and security

The 2018 data center forecast calls for shifts in the way the cloud is leveraged, with an emphasis on security.
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Flood. Cyberattack. Disruptions can occur at any time. As a disaster recovery provider, you’re likely prepared for that rainy (or worse) day. But what steps have you taken to keep you and your customers in business and out of court?

Protect your business (and that of your customers) as a disaster recovery provider

Understand the legal ramifications of being a disaster recovery provider and how to protect your business.
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When a solution provider approached Ingram Micro with a global data center integration project, Ingram Micro brought its resources to bear. After months of customer discussions, presentations and keeping an eye on the details, the solution provider won the 500-site bid.

Partner success story: When you have a 500-site global implementation, who do you call?

When a solution provider approached Ingram Micro with a global data center integration project, Ingram Micro brought its resources to bear.
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Technologies like virtualization, hyperconvergence and the software-defined data center are focused less on vendor-specific hardware requirements and more on offering managed services. Learn about 5 steps you can take to selling managed services in the data center.

5 steps to selling managed services in the data center

Learn how these 5 steps can help you approach selling managed services in the data center.
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Without a disaster recovery plan, your customers’ businesses could suffer irreparable damage. Worse yet, they could go out of business. Learn about the difference between data replication and disaster recovery and how you can easily start the business continuity conversation with customers.

Data replication and disaster recovery: What’s the difference?

Learn about the difference between data replication and disaster recovery and how to easily start the business continuity conversation with customers.
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Switching to a software-defined data center isn’t as easy as click, drag and drop. It requires planning, resources and time. Ingram Micro Technology Consultants Nick Vermiglio and Bernie Franczak provide insights into the challenges you may encounter transitioning to a software-defined data center and how to overcome them.

4 tips to overcome the obstacles transitioning to a software-defined data center

Switching to a software-defined center requires planning, resources and time. How to overcome the obstacles transitioning to a software-defined data center.
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Over the last five or more years, many enterprises have turned to the public cloud and its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings to run their backend applications, thanks to its elasticity, scalability and cost-effectiveness. However, some of your customers may have established direct relationships with one or more cloud solutions on their own, without a critical eye for governance, security, optimization and efficiency (technically and fiscally). If you’re not having conversations about your customers’ existing public cloud subscriptions and how you can add much-needed (and critical) value, now’s the time to broach the subject and capture your share of the growing IaaS market. Here’s how:

4 steps to capture your share of the growing IaaS market

How to capture your share of the growing IaaS market after your customers have gone direct with their public cloud subscriptions.
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Free Infographic: Your 10-point plan to developing a security practice for the new landscape

IT security compliance is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. Use our 10-point plan to develop an enterprise-class security practice for the new landscape.
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According to Ingram Micro technology consultants, Nick Vermiglio and Bernie Franczak, software-defined is the most advanced technology in the data center. With data centers being defined in network, compute and storage silos, hyperconverged solutions were the first step in taking out those silos. Hyperconverged solutions are now feeding into the next-generation data center, which address network, server and storage virtualization.

Virtualization in the software-defined data center—the next step in your business’ evolution

Virtualization in the software-defined data center is the next step in your business’ evolution. Learn more.
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